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Emberton is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire in England. The village is near the border with Northamptonshire, just to the south of Olney and four miles north of Newport Pagnell.
The parish of Emberton was formed from three villages that were annexed together for ecclesiastical purposes in 1650: Petsoe, Ekeney and Emberton. Today nothing remains of Ekeney and Petsoe only exists as a hamlet called Petsoe End.
At the heart of the village is a clock tower, which has been renovated recently with the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Although there are no shops in the village, there is a village pub and restaurant called the Bell and Bear on the site of the old Bell Inn. The former Bear Inn was previously situated near Petsoe where the A509 now runs.
Poem engraved on the Clock Tower:
Time's on the wing, how swift he speeds his way,
Hastening to sink in one continuous day,
Pause passing traveller, "what thy destiny?"
When death unveils a vast eternity
Live then to Christ, in Christ eternal gain
No Christ, No Hope, but everlasting pain.
Dan Wheldon (1978–2011), one of the biggest names in American motorsport, hailed from Emberton. Though relatively unknown in his native Britain, Wheldon became a star in the United States after winning both the IndyCar championship and the Indy 500 in 2005 and 2011. He was killed in a high-speed crash involving 15 cars in the 2011 IndyCar season finale held in Las Vegas.
Hollington Wood, a small patch of ancient woodland, lies about a mile south-east of Emberton.
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